Topic: Hebrews Scripture: Hebrews 5:11–6:3
The sermon text will be Hebrews 5:11 - 6:3.
As the writer to the Hebrews explains the glorious ministry of Christ our Great High Priest, he rebukes his audience for their spiritual immaturity. The Hebrews had become “dull of hearing” and unwilling to strive toward understanding the whole counsel of God. By the time of his writing to them, the Hebrews should have been able to teach others about the faith, building upon what they had already learned. But instead they remained “spiritual babies” and had not progressed in their understanding. In fact they had regressed and needed to be re-taught the basics of the Christian faith. So what’s the big deal? What we see is that there is a direct correlation between perseverance and Christian maturity and understanding. Christianity is more than just a fleeting experience of conversion, but it is a life-long pilgrimage of growing in our faith and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. It involves learning, and praying, and seeking, extending our roots down deep into the truths of our faith so that we “may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes” (Ephesians 4:14).